Louisiana Tech University
  Office of Environmental Health and Safety
 
 
 
 
MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Louisiana Tech Office of Environmental Safety is to promote and assist the University community in maintaining a safe workplace and ensure compliance with federal and state safety regulations and reporting.

 
 
 
 
 1200 Lomax Drive
 P.O. Box 3187
 Ruston, LA  71272-3187
 Phone:  318-257-2120
 Fax:  318-257-5051
Emergency Contacts
 
Environmental Health and Safety
           Department                          257-2120
 
MEDICAL
University Student Health Center       257-4866
Ambulance                                           9-911
North Louisiana Medical Center         254-2100
Poison Control Center                800-222-1222
 
FIRE
Ruston Fire Department                        9-911
 
POLICE
University Police                              257-4018
Ruston Police                                       9-911
 
  INFORMATION
 
   
It is the policy of the Administration of Louisiana Tech University to provide a work and educational environment which is free from recognized hazards that are or can be responsible for injury or illness.  In addition, it is essential that the assets of the University be protected from losses which could result in loss to equipment, research, materials, or buildings. To coordinate these policies, an extensive loss control program has been established as part of the total administrative effort.

Responsibility for the implementation of this program is assigned to the Environmental Health & Safety Department.  They will work with the guidance and advice of the University Safety Committee to provide programs for the recognition, evaluation, and control of hazards and potential losses.  The ultimate responsibility for safety, however, cannot be delegated as a staff function; it must be assumed by every member of the University community.  Each individual is expected to comply with all identified life safety and health standards and all rules and regulations pursuant to our policy for the prevention of accidents and job-related illness.

Deans, Directors, Department Heads, and other supervisors are required to be continuously cognizant of the health and safety needs of their personnel and are responsible for initiating the necessary preventative and corrective measures to minimize safety hazards associated with activities under their direction.  It is essential that all supervisory personnel accept this responsibility for the safety of all persons coming into their areas and for the safety of all personnel under their jurisdiction.  In addition, whenever possible, safety should be incorporated as an integral part of all courses in which there is a potential for hazard, accidental injury or illness in the classrooms, laboratories, or shops.

Leslie K. Guice, President

 
Don W. Braswell, MS (CHMM), Director                            braswell@latech.edu
 
Jacqueline Atkinson, Secretary                             jackie@latech.edu
 
Kenneth E. Griswold, Ph.D.
(NACB), Safety Specialist       egris@latech.edu